|Poster:||dead-head_Monte||Date:||Mar 20, 2010 9:30am|
|Forum:||democracy_now_vid||Subject:||infamous anniversary -- 7 years of senseless war in Iraq|
Yesterday, March 20, 2010, marks the seventh anniversary of the US & British-led invasion of Iraq. On March 19, 2003, the United States began dropping bombs on Baghdad as thousands of US forces poured across Iraq’s borders. Seven years later, the occupation continues. In that time, over 4,300 American soldiers have died. Many thousands more have been wounded. As many as 650,000 Iraqis have been killed, with the number of wounded unknown.
Meanwhile, Iraq is suffering the worst refugee crisis in the world today. According to the United Nations, more than 4.2 million Iraqis have fled the country, many of them to neighboring Jordan and Syria. Another 1.9 million are internally displaced.
And seven years after the invasion, the US occupation of Iraq continues.